The conduct of ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, regarding his investigative work is questionable, Nana Obiri Boahen, a private legal practitioner and Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said.
According to him, after viewing the ‘Who Watches the Watchman’ documentary, compiled by Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, that attempted to discredit Anas, he has revised his notes in terms of embracing the modus operandi the ace investigative journalist has been using.
On Wednesday June 27, the ‘Who Watches the Watchman’ documentary was premiered at the forecourt of Ken City Media in Accra. Scores of Ghanaians thronged the area to watch the documentary.
This comes days after Anas Aremeyaw Anas also premiered his documentary dubbed Number 12 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), which uncovered corruption within the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
Speaking to Accra News’ Agyen Barima, on Thursday June 28, Mr Obiri Boahen said : “Let me say this, Anas is my hero and he will always be my hero, Kennedy Agyapong is my hero and will always be my hero.
“I was happy after watching the Number 12 documentary because Ghana football has been destroyed. When Kennedy Agyapong started talking against Anas, I disagreed with him initially on most of the things he said about the journalist.
“But after watching the ‘Who Watches the Watchman’ documentary yesterday, as a lawyer myself, I think there are a lot of questions to be asked about Anas’ procedure and conduct. I have realised that it will be wrong for me to say Anas is sacrosanct and that he is an angel.”
He added: “What I saw in the ‘Who watches the watchman’ especially regarding the portion that he Anas said he was going to kill a case in which a company has been defrauded. Lo and behold, he succeeded in ensuring that the case was killed. That tells me that I should hold on with my praises for Anas.
“As a professional man like Anas, somebody has contracted you to investigate some fraud for him, you have done that investigation and you were able to find two or three of the fraudsters that you should have ensured they faced the law, but he the same investigator destroyed the case and made the case ‘basaaa’. Do you think this is ethically good? Do you think this is religiously good? Do you think this is good?”